The fire broke out on the 33rd floor of a high-rise building in Worli’s Prabhadevi (Photo: Twitter/@manuharjain)
A fire broke out today at a high-rise building located on Appasaheb Marathe Marg in Mumbai’s Worli. The fire was reported from the building’s top-most 33rd floor.
All residents were rescued from the building but two firemen were admitted to a hospital after they complained of suffocation. Their condition was reported to be stable.
The fire was brought under control at around 6:50 pm, nearly five hours after it broke out.
The Mumbai Fire Brigade initially classified the fire as a level-two fire and said that it was reported at 2:08 pm from the 33rd floor of the B-wing of Beaumonde Towers in Worli’s Prabhadevi.
Fire-fighters reached the spot eight minutes later. At least 16 fire engines, five jumbo water tankers, a hydraulics platform, two quick-response vehicles and four ambulances were dispatched to the scene.
The cause of the fire remains unknown.
Fire-fighters inside the Beaumonde Towers, battling the blaze that broke out earlier
Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone is among those who stay at the building. Her home is located on the 26th floor and is reported to be safe.
The actor tweeted that she was safe.
I am safe.Thank You everyone.Let us pray for our firefighters who are at site risking their lives…
Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) June 13, 2018
Photos and videos shared on Twitter showed smoke billowing out of the top floors of the building.
MUMBAI VS FIRES
Fires in Mumbai have always been in focus due to, what activists say is, a disdain shown for following fire norms in the city’s many buildings.
Nearly 300 people have been reported killed in fires in the last six years, data from the Mumbai Fire Brigade has shown.
According to an Indian Express report, which quoted an RTI reply, around 29,140 fire incidents have been reported from 2012-13 till date. 293 people have lost their lives and another 925 have been injured in these fires.
The fire broke out on the 33rd floor of the B wing of Prabhadevi’s Beumonde Towers
The most devastating fire to take place in Mumbai in recent months was the one at the city’s posh Kamala Mills locality on December 29.
That fire took place in a pub and lead to the deaths of 14 people. The Kamla Mills fire had brought under the spotlight fire-safety violations that are believed to be prevalent across the city.
12 major fires have taken place in Mumbai since the deadly Kamala Mills fire. At least 22 people have been killed in those fires.
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